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Willie Dixon & Memphis SlimWillie's Blues ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, 1958. Near Mint- ... $23.99
A mighty pairing of talents – the great Willie Dixon on bass and vocals, plus Memphis Slim on piano – captured together in a lean quintet that also features Wally Richardson on guitar and Al Ashby on tenor sax! The approach here is great – more folksy and unfettered – with less of the tighter mode that would be used at Chess Records, and more of an appreciation of the roots of both players – who are really allowed their personal space on the set. Dixon's always a charmer – and he wins us over again on tracks that include "Nervous", "Youth To You", "Sittin & Cryin The Blues", "I Got A Razor", "Move Me", and "Built For Comfort". LP, Vinyl record album
(OBC pressing, in nice shape!)

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Alberta Hunter/Lucille Hegamin/Victoria SpiveySongs We Taught Your Mother ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99 38.99
Raw, rootsy blues – recorded by a trio of gals who are definitely old enough to have taught your mom a few songs! The set's got a mixed blues/jazz vibe – that sweet 20s/30s mode when the two genres would often blur nicely together – and players include Sidney De Paris on tuba, JC Higginbotham on trombone, Buster Bailey on clarinet, Cliff Jackson on piano, Henry Goodwin on trumpet, Cecil Scott on clarinet, and Willie The Lion Smith on piano. Singers alternate tracks on the set – and titles include Albert Hunter singing "I Got Myself A Workin Man" and "I Got A Mind To Ramble", Lucille Hegamin singing "St Louis Blues" and "You'll Want My Love", and Victoria Spivey singing "Black Snake Blues" and "Got The Blues So Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bluesville pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover has some light wear on the top seam, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Lonnie JohnsonAnother Night To Cry ... CD
Prestige/Bluesville, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Early 90s Original Blues Classics pressing.)
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Henry Red AllenMr Allen ... LP
Swingville/Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A later session of trad revival tunes – with Allen on trumpet, plus vocals on 2 tracks, and a laidback trio that includes Lannie Scott on piano, Jerry Potter on bass, and Frank Skeete on drums. Tracks include "There's A House In Harlem", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Sleepytime Gal", "Cherry", "Just In Time", and "Biffly Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Bluesville pressing in a textured cover with a Swingville logo. Vinyl has a short click during "Nice Work", but the rest is great.)

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Lightnin HopkinsHis Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.99
A hugely sprawling 2CD collection of spanning the career of the incredible Lightnin Hopkins – from his most beloved years from the late 40s to late 50s – and a quite wonderful collection of numbers from the 60s after he had captured the hearts of the young, idealistic folk crowd of the era! Disc one focuses on the years 1947 to 1959 – wonderful, wonderful solo blues recordings that are justifiably revered to say the least. Titles include "Lightin's Boogie", "Coffee Blues", "Moanin Blues", "Highway Blues", "The Foot Race Is On", "Hopkin's Sky Hop", "Short-Haired Woman", the previously unissued "Ain't No Monkey Man" and many more. 26 tracks on disc one. Disc two covers the 60s, when Lightin was recording for Fire, Bluesville, Jewel and other labels. Nice picks from the later years, including some live numbers. Includes "Mojo Hand", "Ida Mae", "I Got Tired", "Sinner's Prayer", "Slavery Time", "Tom Moore Blues", "Up On Telegraph Avenue" and many more. CD

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✨✧ Lightnin HopkinsBlue Lightnin' ... LP
Jewel, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really nice later set from legendary Texas blues titan Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins – done up for the Jewel label with a bit of the spark that was missing from the hit & miss work he did earlier in the decade for Bluesville! Blue Lightnin' also has a down and dirty style in spots, too – such as on the sinister "Back Door Friend" – the kind of thing that might have put off the academic market his previous label was shooting for! Other titles include "Found My Baby Crying", "Move On Out" (parts 1 & 2), "Fishing Clothes", "Gamblers Blues", "Wig Wearing Woman", "Last Affair", "Daddy Was A Preacher", "Jail House Blues", "I Hate I Got Married", "Lovin' Arms" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Horace ParlanJoe Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The "Joe" here is Dutch tenorist Joe Van Enkhuizen, who's a great fit with a trio that features Horace Parlan on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Al Harewood on drums! The album's got that subtle approach that marks Parlan's later years – a less all-out style than his start on Blue Note, but one that's maybe even more rewarding if you're willing to let yourself slide into it – something that's easy to do when you've got Joe pointing the way with his well-blown, raspy-edged tenor! Reid is mighty nice too – with those instantly-deep notes that always grab us strongly when he's recorded this well – the sort of presence that most other bassists would need to be electric to reach. Titles include "Alfie's Theme", "Bluesville", "FSR", "Wadin", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RedOut Of The Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing set from altoist Sonny Red – a player who hardly ever got to make any albums as a leader, and who really burns brightly on this Blue Note classic! Red's got a tone on alto that's as deep and sharp as most tenorists of his generation – extremely soulful, but with a really raspy edge that's almost modern at times – a combination that's quite unique, and which makes his playing on a few key albums well worth tracking down. This album's one of the best of Sonny's few dates on record – and it features the saxophonist working with two different groups – both headed by Wynton Kelly on piano, and with either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass, and either Roy Brooks or Jimmy Cobb on drums – a hell of a great rhythm lineup, no matter how you slice it! Both groups are right on the money, and the whole album swings very nicely – and titles include "Alone Too Long", "The Lope", "Nadia", "Bluesville", and "Blues In the Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)

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✨✧ Freddie Hubbard & Jimmy HeathJam Gems – Live At The Left Bank ... CD
Label M/Jazz Heritage, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very hip work from the two players – and never released before! The set was recorded as part of a series produced by Baltimore's hip Left Bank Jazz Society, and it features Heath and Hubbard leading a quintet that also include Gus Simms on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Bertell Knox on drums. The tracks are a lot longer than any of the players' studio sides from the time, and the live setting has them blowing some harder, slightly more cutting solos than usual. Titles include "All Members", "Bluesville", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Out of print.)

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